Area Obituaries

Keith Edward Howey

ELWOOD – Keith Edward Howey, age 53, of Elwood, passed away peacefully and unexpectedly on Friday, April 9, 2021, at his residence following a series health challenges. He was born May 18, 1967 in Tipton. He is the son of the late Keith Howey and Vicky (Dautrich) Turner. Keith attended Elwood schools and later worked…

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James H. Smith Jr.

ALEXANDRIA – James H. Smith, Jr., 83, of Alexandria died Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Northview Health and Living, Anderson after an extended illness. James was born in West Virginia on March 29, 1938 and was the son of James H. and Bonnie Smith, Sr. On June 6, 1964 he married Jacqueline M, (Beaulac) Smith.…

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Madonna Austin

BURLINGTON – Madonna Jean Austin, 77, of Burlington died on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at home. Donna was born in Tipton on Jan. 22, 1944 to Tucker and Irene Maxey. A 1962 graduate of Tipton High School, Donna retired as a General Foreman at GM. She attended church at Kokomo Nazarene and West Street Christian…

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William Amick

FRANKTON – William “Bill” Opp Amick, 92, of Frankton, passed away at his home on April 7, 2021. Bill was born on July 19, 1928 in Switzerland County, Ind. to Calvin “Dubie” and Berniece A. (Althoff) Amick. He was a graduate of Decatur High School. On Aug. 28, 1949, he married Marjorie Johnson, and they…

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Richard Stowe Jr.

Richard James Stowe, Jr., 73, of Atlanta, passed away on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Community Heart & Vascular Hospital in Indianapolis following health complications. He was born Oct. 10, 1947 in Fort Wayne, the son of Richard J. and Mildred (Braun) Stowe, Sr. Richard was a 1966 graduate of Parkside High School in Jackson,…

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Billie and Ellen Drummond

Billie M. “Bill” Drummond, 80, and his beloved wife, Ellen K. Drummond, 76, both of Elwood, went to be with the Lord at the Alexandria Care Center just 33 hours apart. Bill passed on April 9 and Ellen passed on April 8, 2021. Bill was born Sept. 25, 1940 in Newport, Ark., the son of…

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James “Jim” Osborn

TIPTON – James L. “Jim” Osborn, 85, of Tipton, died on Thursday, April 8, 2021, at his residence. He was born on Jan. 1, 1936, in Tipton, to Roy Chester and Margaret Berniece (Crume) Osborn. On Aug. 29, 1964, he married Sherry Ann Plake and she survives. The couple enjoyed spending 56 years together raising…

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Ronald Gene Williams

KOKOMO – Ronald Gene Williams, 82, of Kokomo, died April 7, 2021, at St. Vincent Kokomo Hospital. He was born Dec. 28, 1938, in Cyclone, Ind., to the late Lloyd and Marion Elizabeth (Storms) Williams. He married Suzanne Ward on July 25, 1964 in Kirklin and she survives. Ronald was a 1956 graduate of Jackson…

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Ralphetta Marie Schimmel

  TIPTON – Ralphetta Marie Schimmel, 75, Tipton, passed away to her heavenly home at 12:16 p.m. Saturday. April 3, 2021, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Tipton. She was born June 23, 1945, in Clinton County. She was the daughter of the late Paul A. and Ann A. (Johnson) Schimmel. She leaves behind her precious…

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Beverly Jean (Thomas) Retherford

Bev Retherford, age 76, of Tipton, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 5, 2021, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 18, 1944, in Detroit, Mich., to her parents, Charles E. Thomas and Evelyn M. (Brown) Tharp. Bev grew up and went to school in Tipton, graduating from Tipton…

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